WSR 07-03-022

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 5, 2007, 12:54 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 16-228 WAC; WAC 16-230-010 through 16-230-088, 16-230-150 through 16-230-190, 16-230-400 through 16-230-470, 16-230-600 through 16-230-675, 16-230-800 through 16-230-868, 16-231-100 through 16-231-183, 16-231-200 through 16-231-235, 16-231-300 through 16-231-340, 16-231-400 through 16-231-425, 16-231-500 through 16-231-530, 16-231-600 through 16-231-620, 16-231-700 through 16-231-725, 16-231-800 through 16-231-840, 16-231-900 through 16-231-935, 16-232-001 through 16-232-077, 16-232-100 through 16-232-120, 16-232-200 through 16-232-225, and 16-232-300 through 16-232-315.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapters 15.58, 17.21 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amend phenoxy definitions in the general rules, define rules relating to use restricted pesticides in county orders, define herbicides and related container sizes that should be considered use restricted or have use restrictions due to product volatility causing phytotoxicity; housekeeping.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Federal Environmental Protection Agency - normal coordination procedures.

Process for Developing New Rule: Department staff will discuss any proposed amendments with affected stakeholders. Affected stakeholders will also have an opportunity to submit written comments on the proposed rules during the public comment period and will be able to present oral testimony at the public hearing.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by sending written comments to Laurie Mauerman, Washington State Department of Agriculture, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, fax (360) 902-2093, e-mail lmauerman@agr.wa.gov.

January 5, 2007

Bob Arrington

Assistant Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office